I still clearly remember that moment when I was 6 years old. I was staring at a bunch of stationeries and art materials. I told myself that someday, when I grow up and have a job, I will be able to buy all the art materials I wanted! That was the time when I would save a good chunk of my allowance so that I could finally buy that dream marker set I would always see after ballet class.
Fast forward to years later, here I am still coming up with all the excuses to buy art materials!
I’m staring at this shelf of ours at home and wondering if I should have changed my dream. Whatever happened to that goal of being able to explore the outer space? Should I have chosen a different path?!?
My dream was again validated when I went to Fully Booked in Greenbelt 5. I realized, I can’t change the things that truly make me happy. I saw shelves and shelves of paint tubes plus tables of paper and I wanted to have everything! It’s like the kid inside me never really grew up. (I just probably have more adult stuff to deal with now such as monthly bills and and this thing called marriage which makes it sound oh-so-formal but really, it only feels like you get to share a house with your crush. 😉 #Cheesy)
Well, for the record, taking photos in this area is not allowed so we asked for official permission so I can share with you this piece of heaven! Just in case you’re wondering where this is, it’s located at the basement just in front of Healthy Options.
Yup, you’re staring at the stuff that dreams are made of. Well, Ponggo found me walking with a smile on my face. I was partly broken-hearted because I wanted to buy the whole store and I was also overwhelmed because I was just trying to imagine all the possibilities!
To give you an idea, this is how two-thirds of the place looked like. So…Yeah…It was hard to shoot when half of your mind is already thinking of what to buy! SFJKDFSLKSJFKDJ!
Just when you thought that’s already too much to process, this area has an extension and it’s bound to keep you staring for a long time. 🙂
Van Gogh Acrylic Set
As I always say, I always find myself hopping from one medium to another and if there’s anything consistent in my work, it’s my love for colors. So just imagine how challenging it was for me to go through everything. *I sound insane. It’s like I’m happy but I’m in pain.* I’m actually quite relieved I haven’t explored oil painting yet or elseeee! *Whew!*
They also have Calligraphy pens, nibs, holders and inks for all you addicts!
Ponggo was eyeing these acrylic sprays especially the orange one. I’m so happy I married someone who isn’t afraid of colors! 🙂
Not TUBES but TUBS of paint. I’m currently seeing myself working on a huge canvas–so huge, I’ll probably need a ladder. Then, I could probably place the output in my spacious imaginary living room in the future! Oooooohhh. *You know, if I shared with you all the things I imagined and just let my mind wander, I will never finish this blog post.*
Golden Acrylic Paints! Don’t you just love how they used the actual color as a sample outside the packaging? Now, you’re saved from all the guess work and stash of unused supplies filled with buyer’s remorse.
Just in case you’ve seen it here, here & here, I’ve been hooked to paint daubs lately. I mean, I really tried my hand at realistic art (LOL) but the more I try putting details into my work, the more I find myself getting stuck with mixing paint and just watching the colors on my palette and canvas!
So, you guessed it. I bought some Golden tubes and tested it against the brands that I’ve been using. They’re the only ones true to their color–I didn’t have to mix them with any other color. *Tears of joy!*
Above: Feeling every bit like a curator, here’s are some stuff you could play with if you’re into watercolor. I’m imaginging that this is my own set because most of my brushes are Daler-Rowney and I have a couple of Moleskine Watercolor booklets. They’re ideal for travel because they absorb paint faster than your usual paper.
Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s tour of the Fully Booked Greenbelt 5 Art Section! If you’re looking for a playground / art + retail therapy this weekend, you know where to go! 🙂
Have fun creating!❤
Fully Booked Greenbelt 5
Get the Colors You Want with the New Pantone Color Guide
Doodling on a Different Level: Titus Pens iDoodle Challenge
Watercolor & Lettering Workshops
Make Things Happen
Casa San Miguel
10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Iceland
Postcards from the Tuscan Region
A Bright and Colorful Workshop with the Canon EOS M3
Of Emojis & a La Union Workshop
Watercolor & Digitizing Workshops
Update as of April 5:
THIS JUST IN!
Since a lot of you on Instagram have been gushing about the art materials, together with Fully Booked, we’ve curated a Easter Watercolor Giveaway set we think you’ll enjoy! 🙂 Here are the prizes:
1 Daler & Rowney Aquafine A3 300gsm Watercolor Pad (Php 560.00)
1 Clairefontaine 9″ x 12″ 300gsm Watercolor Pad (Php 699.00) – You just don’t know how much I love this paper! ❤
1 Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set (Php 1,499.00)
1 Daler & Rowney Round Brush #6 (Php 210.00)
1 Daler & Rowney Round Brush #2 (Php 210.00)
Follow the directions on the widget below to win! 🙂 Promo ends on April 19! You may opt to join through the blog or our Instagram account by sharing the post, using the #GooglyGiveaway hashtag and tagging 5 of your friends. (Oh wait, don’t tag your friends because you DON’T want them to win. *Kidding*)
Anyway, good luck guys! 🙂
Update as of April 22:
Thank you guys for being so patient!
I just had a semi-impromptu trip to Malaysia this week so I didn’t have much time to sit down & go through all the entries. Well, first of all, thank you for participating and being oh-so-excited about this promo. When I was picking the prizes, I was really excited for you guys too! How I wish I had all the money in the world so I can give each one a set. I was teasing some of the participants & telling them that maybe, I should just divide the prizes this way: I’ll give each winner a sheet of watercolor paper or a single half pan just so that we can have more winners. Finally, thank you for letting me eavesdrop on your convo’s with your friends and thanks to those who were thanking us for the giveaway! Some of you were supposed to win but you didn’t get to follow the instructions completely. Huhuhu. Here are the winners that you’ve been waiting for:
1. Daler Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set – Pam Canayan / @sulat_kamay
2. Clairefontaine Watercolor Pad – Jammy / @sexybunny38
3. Daler-Rowney A3 Watercolor Pad – Cams Obligacion / @camsobligacion
4. 2 Daler Rowney Round Brushes – Ria / @inxpensieve (You may have some Easter eggs if you want! Haha.)
To the winners, please e-mail me your full name, mobile number & mailing address. Please do so by April 26 or we’ll have to pick another winner. Friends of the winners, you’ll be kind enough to tell them that they won, right? Or…well, maybe not. Haha.
If you didn’t see your names above. It’s okay. I feel ya. I mean, I also wanted to join this promo but I’m not allowed. And…and…and…I actually have to let go of these pretty things soon! So, let’s cry togethaaaa… *Insert sound of a breaking heart.*
Anyhooz, the Googly Gooeys will officially be 6 years old in just a few days so stick around for another promo. And oh, please don’t comment “I never win at life, love & giveaways” below. Lol. Well, okay, if that’s how you feel then go ahead. 😉
Reading through your post makes me want to get dressed and run to the book store. Actually, I’m really going to do it. I need to buy highlighters for my PPL and cartolina to use for my mini studio. Ha! And you are also contagious about making up reasons to buy art materials. I kind of related because I’m a person who loves to do art stuff, and I love to draw since I can’t really remember when. But even as we’re grown up and have jobs and money to buy stuff, sometimes it’s still not enough, well, coz we do want to buy the whole store. Ha! Great post.
Stay Wonderful Always,
Kintsugi of Life
Totally relatable Tipsy! I’m a crafter so I stock on tons of paint, washi tapes, scrapbook paper and all sorts of other art materials just because… “You never know when you might need them.” and “What if they run out someday?” Haha! I have this dream of having a perfectly organized craft room in my dream home. ^_^
I went there 3 weeks ago and I thought I just died and went to art heaven! But when I woke up, the reality was I got “holdap” (a term me & hubby use whenever one of us comes home with no money (naholdap) but found a shopping bag! LOL!) and went home almost with money just enough for the toll fee! Nyahahaha!!! But the smile on my face and kilig seeing my loot is worth it! Haha!
Of cours the Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set! But actually anything will do! Teehee!
I guess this is the 3rd contest I’ve been in. Fingers crossed!
I’d die to have them ugh
I would really love to get the Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set! It would be awesome for my planned wall art decor for the shared bedroom I’m decorating with my sister!
I would really like to win because I love Art but I am too broke to buy expensive stuff. And giveaways like these help me grow.
i’d love to have the Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set for my dad and me 🙂 he has painted on 3 walls of our house using leftover paint with pictures taken from the net and hope he’ll teach me how with this travel set. thanks for this! 🙂
I am reaaaally into watercoloring and this could my start on expanding my knowledge on this art media. watercoloring is just an amazing art form 😉
I would love to have the Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set,i want to give it to my daughter for sure she will like this!
im an engineering student wanting to learn a art. and calligraphy. for my poems.
I’d like to win the Daler & Rowney Round brushes because I fancy paint brushes and I always go to the brush station every time I drop by any bookstore/craftstore. (I’d also love to win the watercolor set or paper haha) 😉 This could help me in my preparation for my upcoming talent exam at UP Diliman 🙂
Great article btw. I didn’t know Fully Booked Greenbelt has a huge art section. I’ll drop by soon 🙂
If I had to choose which item I’d love to have, I’d love to get the watercolor paper! (Not the travel set?? Whaaat? says the other Celina lol) But really, though. I’ve been having a difficult time looking for the right watercolor paper!! I’d love to try the watercolor paper /you/ love. Maybe I’ll love it too? Hihi *hearts* Thank you so much for the giveaway! 🙂
The travel set? The paper? The paintbrushes? Hhhhmmmm, each of them brings effect to the outcome of every artwork. But I think it is still depends on the heart of the one holding them. And these precious things are really a great deal when it comes to beginners like me. I’m in a culinary program but I’m exploring my potentials in arts like this. So thank you, because this will be a wonderful experience for me. 🙂
Really want to have the Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set. The colors are just gorgeous. and how can one do watercolors without colors. ^_^
I nneeeed to win that travel set!
I’d love to use the water color to make some watercolored invitations
I love travelling and illustrating. Everytime I travel with the family, I never fail to bring a sketchpad & pencils. I love colours, but a pencil is lighter than bringing a bunch of little glass bottles or tube ones. If I win this, it would be nice to still create while I travel and still do what I love most, creating. <3
I want that Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set! More colors, more funnn! And those 300gsm pads also! 😀
Definitely joining… I love colors and I love hoarding art supplies!!! Thanks for the chance!
I want to try making art again and i’d love to win everything because art materials are the best! 😀
I would like to win the watercolor set, because I really want to try out another kind of art, which is watercolor painting. I really enjoy seeing art, especially from the instagram accts and facebook pages I follow (googlygooeys is one of my fave!) and I have the urge to try making art. Even though it frustrates me sometimes (frustrated artist huhu 🙁 ), I really try my best! I do a little bit of lettering and calligraphy and I want to incorporate watercoloring in them. 🙂
I would love to win the Daler and Rowney Aquafine 18 color set! I am not really good with art stuff but I do love creating colorful art pieces. It would be lovely to have these art materials!
I wanna win the Daler and Rowney watercolor set! I’ve always been in love with watercolor and it’s a very playful medium to work with. 🙂
I would be really happy if I’ll win the Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18 Color Set because I also like playing colors whenever I paint. 🙂 I haven’t tried using Daler & Rowney but it’ll surely bring more vibrant colors to my future lettering projects this summer. 🙂
Thank you for this post! 🙂 It’s very helpful for artsy people like me to try other art materials too! 🙂 Cool. 😀
Watercolor is <3
I’m aiming for the Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18 Color Set (crossing fingers) or anything in this giveaway but i want all! greedy whahahaha joke 😀 )
I’m an aspiring artist and i would love to see myself brushing those wonderful colors in my art pad. Unfortunately art materials with nice quality are expensive T_T so i cant buy such extravagance #justastudentproblem #pooritamirasol #strivingartist , so I’m trying my luck hahaha.I soooooo wanna try this color set,the brush or the pad. And i would like to see my art works in the future as good as yours! Thanks for the oppurtunity! xoxo
HAHAHAHA. This post made me giggle tons. I’ve been dreaming of how I can best organize my mess of a table. All sorts of art materials scattered in different drawers and organizers AND YET I find myself wanting to get more because… “you never know when you’ll need it (or can use it or make something with it).” *hoarder* :))
In any case, this giveaway would definitely be a great addition to my exploring watercoloring in this life season 🙂
OMG WATERCOLORS ARE MY ADDICTION AS OF THIS MOMENT!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE LET ME HAVE THIS! HEAVEN! SUPER!
I would love to win the Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set! Those colors are bee-a-oo-ti-ful! Haha! Watercolor is my love at the moment and I would love to replace my Prang set already haha, it’s about reached the bottom of the case! 😀
1 Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set (Php 1,499.00), just awesome. Dreamset. Oh my gosh. Speechless.
I am dying to win the Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18 Color (WOW) Travel Set!!!!! Because I usually buy some cheap watercolors from sari-sari store and it really ‘flakes’ and if ever, if ever, I will win, I’ll be using watercolor that is beautifully made and it is really handy. 🙂
I’ve had an eye for color my whole life, but I haven’t taken art seriously. Maybe this is my chance 🙂
I want to win because I want to learn how to paint, and make lovely creations like you do!
I want to win because I need it every time I teach art for kids
Pursuing my passion for making art has always been one of my biggest frustrations. I always somehow miss the right opportunities or get discouraged for the (let’s face it) expensive materials. I want to win so I can start pursuing it properly, and perhaps one day actually focus on it and build my life around it. I have a lot of potential, my friends and coworkers think so, too, and I want to try a lot harder this time. Winning this would take me a step closer to that dream,as exaggerated as that seems.
I’d like to try mixing and matching watercolor for a new summer hobby. I love colorful doodles, that’s why I’d love to have Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-color travel set. 🙂
I would like to win the Daler and Rowney Aquafine 18 Color Travel Set or one of the two watercolor pads. I know I still have 2 watercolor pads at home but I just gotta have more.
i doodle a lot… i remember once in high school when a practice teacher was assigned to us and he was very boring, i was doodling on the back pages of my notebook (as usual) and i didn’t realize that our real teacher was already behind me… she said “cathee, stop doodling…” 🙂 doodling is a creative outlet for me… i’ve only been using pens and i would like to explore other mediums…
i’m joining this giveaway for my wife. she’s very creative and i would love to win this for her.
I’ve been wanting to start a travel journal using watercolors and ink because I want to create a souvenir from my trips that’s unique and truly mine. Winning this giveaway will be Godsent! 🙂
MIGHTY NEED FOR THIS………. since here in my place there is only 1 mall and only national bookstore here sells art materials……. i want the watercolor paper pad and the other small brushes since there are none here :((
I want to rekindle my love for art, and winning these precious art materials would be helpful in developing my inner artistic self 😉 <3
The Aquafine travel set is <3 <3 <3 and of course the Clairefontaine. Well, maybe everything. Haha!
I want them all! Haha! I would like to win the Daler & Rowney Aquafine 18-Color Travel Set the most because I want to paint while on trips. This would also be easier to take out than a whole set. Also, it would be best to go with my newly acquired water brush. 🙂
I want to win them all because I’ve always wanted to try painting and this set will definitely be a good start. I will be able to make my ideas come into a more wonderful shades of hues and be able to share my talents in a whole new phase in the art world. <3
Winning these art materials will allow me to create a book wherein I will paint my happy feelings and emotions, and good experiences in. Then later down my journey in life, I will look through the book, and remember all the good memories and all the good times.
I want to win the color set because it would help me be more creative ( :
Those colors are just so pretty